TRAC Intermodal Releases Case Study
on Fleet Modernization to Meet Chassis Supply Challenges
PRINCETON, N.J., February 15, 2023 — Record import volumes in recent years have sparked strong usage of marine chassis. This demand has put pressure on available units and constrained supply. Stockpiled inventory idled thousands of chassis with containers at marine terminals, railyards and other locations around the country. This sparked prolonged dwell times, some 2-3 times longer than normal.
Retaliatory duties on chassis manufactured in China and a limited response by domestic and off-shore manufacturers compounded the supply problem. TRAC President and CEO Dan Walsh admitted last summer that “chassis supplies materially lag customer demand.”
In response, TRAC Intermodal chose innovation to expand its marine chassis pool. This path involved a massive investment by the company in fleet modernization, more than $1 billion since 2015, to purchase new equipment and optimize its existing fleet assets. TRAC’s case study describes its ambitious effort to repurpose existing equipment through a comprehensive refurbishment process to boost chassis availability when customers needed it most.
A copy of the case study, “TRAC Intermodal Fleet Modernization Meets Chassis Supply Challenges” can be downloaded here
or by visiting www.tracintermodal.com/case-study-trac-intermodal-fleet-modernization-meets-chassis-supply-challenges
About TRAC Intermodal
TRAC Intermodal (tracintermodal.com) is North America’s leading marine chassis pool manager and equipment provider with 11 pools under management across the U.S. TRAC has the largest fleet of marine and specialty chassis in North America and operates an extensive network of facilities. TRAC’s subsidiaries offer emergency fleet roadside assistance through FYX, and maintenance and repair services as well as storage and parking solutions through TRAC Services.